SOURCE: Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc.

Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc.

December 01, 2015 15:25 ET

TERS Restores Fire Damage and Removes Asbestos From Multi-Story NYC Building

After an Unsuccessful Asbestos Removal Job by Another Company, Building Management Called TERS to Address the Damage

NANUET, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2015) - After a fire eruption during asbestos removal in a high-rise NYC building, the premises faced asbestos contamination on 15 floors. Immediately following the disaster, building management called N.Y.-based restoration company, Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc. (TERS), and proceeded with fire damage restoration and complete indoor air quality purification with asbestos removal.

After a third-party restoration company attempted asbestos removal, the building's air filtration system caught fire and polluted particles were released into the air, contaminating 15 floors. Initially, the building's management planned to shut down all business during restoration. Upon contacting TERS, management learned that shutdown was not necessary if TERS implements its comprehensive restoration strategy.

TERS worked with NYC environmental agencies for plan of action approval and ensuring that indoor air quality was well-controlled and safe for building occupants.

To address the fire damage, TERS deodorized the building and removed all soot and smoke from the premises using TERS-owned equipment. The asbestos removal involved full evaluation and analysis, comprehensive plan development, and two-day complete decontamination.

"The job was challenging," says Gary Shaked, TERS President. "But, in the end, the work was complete within 48 hours and the building saved thousands from what my teams were able to salvage during restoration."

So, how did the asbestos get into the building and spread so quickly? Asbestos was commonly used in materials through the 1970s. A building's thermal systems may contain asbestos, depending on building age. When the fire ignited, system materials were burned, releasing the asbestos into the air.

"It's not uncommon for fire or water damage to cause the release of harmful substances into the indoor air," adds Shaked. "You just have to find a restoration company that has experience in handling different aspects of a distressful situation."

TERS services the tri-state area and the surrounding states. TERS expertise includes fire damage restoration, asbestos analysis and removal, water damage restoration, lead removal, sewage cleanup, mold remediation, and more. The company offers a 24-hour emergency assistance line for around-the-clock emergency restoration.

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Contact Information

  • TERS - Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc.
    Gary Shaked
    410 East Route 59
    Nanuet, N.Y. 10954